Wang Sishun (b. 1979) lives in Beijing. He graduated from from Hubei Institute of Fine Art in 2008. His practice includes sculpture, installation, video and other media. The artist exploits the temporal vector by interchanging spatial distance and time and by decontextualizing ready-made, found objects or raw materials.
Selected exhibitions: Apocalypse, Long March Space, Beijing (2016, solo); You may say I am a dreamer, VM Gallery, Cabassi (2016); Inventing Ritual, Kunsthaus Graz (2015); Essential Matters, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul (2015); Truth, New Galerie, Paris / Madein Gallery, Shanghai (2015 / 2014, solo); The Indeterminate Boundless, Goethe Open Space, Shanghai (2013, solo); Superfluous Things No.3, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013, solo); Entangled Particles, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax (2013); ON/OFF: China’s Young artists in concept & practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Back, Galerie Krinzinger, galerie im parterre, Vienna (2013, solo); Liminal Space, Long March Space, Beijing (2012, solo); Moving Image in China 1988 – 2011, Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, Prato (2012); Top of Dopamine, Taikang Space, Beijing (2010, solo); “Stall”, Songzhuang Shangbao Art Museum, Beijing (2009).
He participated in the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg, 2015).
Truth is a border-crossing epic mission and a performative project. In 2014, Chinese artist Wang Sishun collected a flame from a devastating fire that took place in the suburbs of Beijing. As a contemporary Prometheus, the artist took care of the flame as a living creature – he conserved it inside an oil lamp and brought it on a six-week car journey to Paris. The background of this journey was filmed and the scenes unfolding while driving were documented by drawing.